Library Ed. Books on Tape 2004
CS ISBN 073669773X $28.00 Two cassettes
CD ISBN 073669921X $36.00 Three CDs
DD ISBN $13.95
Author William Murray, having grown up in Rome, takes the listener on a walking tour of the city, complete with detailed descriptions of landmarks worth seeing, historical facts and rumors associated with his favorite haunts, and a unique personal perspective full of his own memories. Murray fully captures the sights and sounds of the city in his writing; his recollections span a lifetime within its walls, investigating both the great monuments and the smaller plazas. Grover Gardner picks up Murray's prose and runs with it. His somewhat highbrow reading gives the work a retro feel, appropriate for a travel guide that starts with life in the city as far back as the 1940s. His pace matches Murray's as he expertly weaves history and personal experience together in an enjoyable conversational manner. The presentation has the feel of an insider's guide to the great city, complete with all the baggage one would expect. H.L.S. (c) AudioFile 2004, Portland, Maine [Published: OCT/ NOV 04]
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